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Christmas Channel

By lunchtime on December 23rd—our last day of work before the holidays—I was convinced that I’d cursed us all. “Remember how I wrote that we’d get the channel off today?” I said to Amy, my fellow apprentice carpenter. We’d spend … Continue reading

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Icebreaker

We took advantage of today’s warm(er) weather to get back outside, and spent the morning breaking ice off the ship’s offshore lines and getting ready to pull our paint floats out of the water for the season. No matter what … Continue reading

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Spar Alley Shuffle

Most of our winter maintenance work happens on the lower two floors of the museum:  in spar alley, the carpenter’s workshop, and the rig shop. Things are always crowded, but once Niagara is downrigged and all of her supplies are … Continue reading

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Snow Days

Like almost everyone in Erie, Niagara’s winter maintenance crew spends a lot of time moving snow from one inconvenient place to another, only slightly less inconvenient, place. This morning, we cleared all of the weekend’s snow and ice from around … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Ship

The Niagara and the Erie Maritime Museum get a little quieter in the winter, once the sailing season ends and the ship’s seasonal crew scatters. The winter maintenance crew is small—a few people working in the rig shop, a few … Continue reading

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Niagara crew member will sail Atlantic Ocean in tiny boat

http://www.goerie.com/news/20161010/niagara-crew-member-will-sail-atlantic-ocean-in-tiny-boat

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“Sailing into an Erie Adventure on the U.S. Brig Niagara”

http://bethlehem.thelehighvalleypress.com/2016/08/29/sailing-erie-adventure-us-brig-niagara

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Fond Farewells

Our Viking guests are leaving this afternoon, but they left Captain Sabatini with a rather large parting gift! (He had the boarding axe lying around the office already.)

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“World’s largest Viking ship sails into Erie”

Video at the link below: http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/worlds-largest-viking-ship-sails-into-erie

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